Period
to 22 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 17,578 18,840 16,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.25% 20.54% 18.97%
As % of the General category 53.19% 52.82% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,303 13,459 11,767
England median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 195 213
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.27 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.03 £49.46
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.09% +6.00%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 33,050 35,670 32,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.20% 38.88% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,048 23,949 21,699
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 799 831
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.34 £11.32
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.61 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -9.09%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 10,937 £525 - 2,280
South East -1 2,268 £475 +5.56% 629
North of England -4 1,545 £425 +2.41% 709
South West -1 1,267 £450 +12.50% 346
Midlands -3 892 £438 +9.38% 356
Yorkshire -1 742 £425 +0.59% 259
North West -4 712 £425 - 401
East of England -2 617 £500 +17.65% 240
West Midlands -4 507 £441 +10.31% 245
East Midlands -2 348 £425 +8.97% 111
North East -20 100 £388 -3.13% 49
South Coast -1 2 £425 -26.09%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 5,069 (28.84%) Agile Software Development
2 3,307 (18.81%) Banking
3 2,617 (14.89%) SQL
4 2,262 (12.87%) Java
5 2,093 (11.91%) Microsoft
6 1,942 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,849 (10.52%) Project Management
8 1,683 (9.57%) Oracle
9 1,597 (9.09%) DevOps
10 1,557 (8.86%) JavaScript
11 1,492 (8.49%) Windows
12 1,480 (8.42%) C#
13 1,429 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
14 1,427 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,414 (8.04%) SQL Server
16 1,397 (7.95%) .NET
16 1,397 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
17 1,343 (7.64%) Scrum
18 1,336 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
19 1,326 (7.54%) Python
20 1,300 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
21 1,287 (7.32%) SAP
22 1,237 (7.04%) TDD
23 1,209 (6.88%) Migration
24 1,120 (6.37%) Linux
25 1,082 (6.16%) Degree
26 1,069 (6.08%) HTML
27 1,026 (5.84%) Test Automation
28 990 (5.63%) Analytics
29 988 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 453 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 412 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 340 (1.93%) Confluence
4 195 (1.11%) Apache
5 187 (1.06%) SAS
6 185 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 147 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 136 (0.77%) CMS
9 135 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 132 (0.75%) MS Exchange
11 117 (0.67%) IIS
12 103 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 88 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 87 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
15 82 (0.47%) JBoss
16 77 (0.44%) Skype for Business
17 74 (0.42%) Mule
18 56 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
19 51 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 48 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 988 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 737 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 432 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 292 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 256 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 106 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 78 (0.44%) InVision
8 66 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 38 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 22 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (0.11%) Open Workbench
12 18 (0.10%) UserZoom
13 15 (0.085%) Chatbot
14 8 (0.046%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.040%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
17 5 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
17 5 (0.028%) SPSS
18 3 (0.017%) Mathematica
18 3 (0.017%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 214 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 163 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 145 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 135 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
5 125 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
6 112 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
7 107 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
8 91 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
9 90 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
10 83 (0.47%) SAP FI
11 74 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
12 67 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 64 (0.36%) SAP CO
14 62 (0.35%) NetSuite
14 62 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
15 61 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
16 52 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
17 47 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
18 44 (0.25%) SAP BPC
19 43 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1,429 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1,427 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 497 (2.83%) Office 365
4 286 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 252 (1.43%) SaaS
6 229 (1.30%) PaaS
7 222 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
8 177 (1.01%) IaaS
9 176 (1.00%) Serverless
10 172 (0.98%) GitHub
11 137 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
12 127 (0.72%) OpenShift
13 103 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 80 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
14 80 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
15 74 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
15 74 (0.42%) npm
16 68 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
17 62 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 38 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 359 (2.04%) Firewall
2 246 (1.40%) DNS
3 213 (1.21%) WAN
4 197 (1.12%) LAN
5 190 (1.08%) Internet
6 186 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 180 (1.02%) Network Security
8 177 (1.01%) VPN
9 123 (0.70%) SAN
10 106 (0.60%) DHCP
11 101 (0.57%) Skype
12 95 (0.54%) HTTP
13 89 (0.51%) Wireless
14 86 (0.49%) BGP
15 78 (0.44%) OSPF
16 71 (0.40%) MPLS
17 64 (0.36%) SSL
18 56 (0.32%) Intranet
19 55 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
20 54 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,414 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 653 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 577 (3.28%) Big Data
4 467 (2.66%) Hadoop
5 439 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 359 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 336 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 323 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 256 (1.46%) Power BI
10 254 (1.44%) MongoDB
11 212 (1.21%) MySQL
12 187 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 184 (1.05%) Oracle Database
14 161 (0.92%) Apache Hive
15 159 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
16 146 (0.83%) RDBMS
17 128 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
18 126 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
19 118 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
20 116 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 823 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 771 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 764 (4.35%) JIRA
4 394 (2.24%) Selenium
5 334 (1.90%) Maven
6 242 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 203 (1.15%) Cucumber
8 202 (1.15%) TeamCity
9 187 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 159 (0.90%) Visual Studio
11 155 (0.88%) WebDriver
12 135 (0.77%) JUnit
13 132 (0.75%) Subversion
14 129 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 107 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
16 103 (0.59%) SoapUI
17 101 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
18 92 (0.52%) webpack
19 87 (0.49%) Gradle
20 86 (0.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,307 (18.81%) Banking
2 900 (5.12%) Marketing
3 839 (4.77%) Telecoms
4 777 (4.42%) Front Office
5 732 (4.16%) Financial Institution
6 728 (4.14%) Manufacturing
7 698 (3.97%) Retail
8 595 (3.38%) Investment Banking
9 549 (3.12%) Electronics
10 484 (2.75%) Legal
11 273 (1.55%) Back Office
12 243 (1.38%) Retail Banking
13 225 (1.28%) Law
14 176 (1.00%) Advertising
15 168 (0.96%) Billing
16 153 (0.87%) General Ledger
17 86 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
18 77 (0.44%) Games
19 58 (0.33%) Publishing
20 55 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4,239 (24.12%) Developer
2 2,960 (16.84%) Analyst
3 1,551 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 1,275 (7.25%) Architect
5 1,243 (7.07%) Business Analyst
6 959 (5.46%) Java Developer
7 908 (5.17%) Consultant
8 660 (3.75%) C# Developer
9 639 (3.64%) Senior Developer
10 562 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 522 (2.97%) .NET Developer
12 431 (2.45%) Financial Analyst
13 420 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
14 385 (2.19%) React Developer
15 342 (1.95%) SQL Developer
16 324 (1.84%) IT Manager
17 320 (1.82%) Data Analyst
18 294 (1.67%) Designer
19 283 (1.61%) Python Developer
20 277 (1.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,397 (7.95%) .NET
2 1,069 (6.08%) HTML
3 896 (5.10%) AngularJS
4 808 (4.60%) CSS
5 746 (4.24%) Web Services
6 701 (3.99%) React
7 645 (3.67%) REST
8 635 (3.61%) Spring
9 558 (3.17%) Node.js
10 477 (2.71%) HTML5
11 398 (2.26%) ASP.NET
12 393 (2.24%) RESTful
12 393 (2.24%) XML
13 373 (2.12%) JSON
14 368 (2.09%) Middleware
15 333 (1.89%) SOAP
16 328 (1.87%) Kafka
17 288 (1.64%) Spring Boot
18 284 (1.62%) jQuery
19 262 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,397 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 840 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
3 690 (3.93%) User Experience
4 537 (3.05%) Fintech
5 457 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 401 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 379 (2.16%) Data Centre
7 379 (2.16%) Fixed Income
8 368 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
9 328 (1.87%) Derivative
10 288 (1.64%) Hedge funds
11 282 (1.60%) Mobile App
12 252 (1.43%) Algorithms
13 233 (1.33%) Equities
14 203 (1.15%) Data Structures
15 166 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 165 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
17 144 (0.82%) Credit Risk
18 108 (0.61%) Public Cloud
19 99 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,492 (8.49%) Windows
2 1,120 (6.37%) Linux
3 603 (3.43%) Unix
4 438 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 364 (2.07%) Windows 10
6 314 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 279 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 229 (1.30%) Android
9 228 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 137 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 94 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 62 (0.35%) Solaris
13 36 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 32 (0.18%) AIX
15 31 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 31 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 26 (0.15%) Windows XP
17 23 (0.13%) CentOS
18 19 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
19 18 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,069 (28.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,942 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,849 (10.52%) Project Management
4 1,597 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1,343 (7.64%) Scrum
6 1,336 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
7 1,300 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
8 1,237 (7.04%) TDD
9 1,209 (6.88%) Migration
10 1,026 (5.84%) Test Automation
11 990 (5.63%) Analytics
12 958 (5.45%) Programme Management
13 893 (5.08%) ITIL
14 872 (4.96%) Microservices
15 843 (4.80%) Change Management
16 780 (4.44%) Business Analysis
17 772 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
18 723 (4.11%) Risk Management
19 696 (3.96%) SDLC
20 674 (3.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2,617 (14.89%) SQL
2 2,262 (12.87%) Java
3 1,557 (8.86%) JavaScript
4 1,480 (8.42%) C#
5 1,326 (7.54%) Python
6 483 (2.75%) PowerShell
7 404 (2.30%) Java 8
8 352 (2.00%) T-SQL
9 337 (1.92%) C++
10 268 (1.52%) Scala
11 264 (1.50%) C
12 258 (1.47%) TypeScript
13 255 (1.45%) VBA
14 239 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 215 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 194 (1.10%) Perl
17 180 (1.02%) R
18 172 (0.98%) Ruby
19 152 (0.86%) Shell Script
20 134 (0.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,082 (6.16%) Degree
2 732 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 482 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 182 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 181 (1.03%) CISSP
6 164 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 164 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 158 (0.90%) ISEB
8 133 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 132 (0.75%) PMP
10 123 (0.70%) CISM
11 114 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 107 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 106 (0.60%) CCNP
13 106 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 103 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 94 (0.53%) AWS Certification
16 91 (0.52%) ACCA
17 83 (0.47%) CIMA
17 83 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 679 (3.86%) QA
2 626 (3.56%) PMO
3 231 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 231 (1.31%) GDPR
4 211 (1.20%) SLA
5 131 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 118 (0.67%) PSD2
7 111 (0.63%) IFRS
8 101 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 96 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 58 (0.33%) MiFID
11 52 (0.30%) COBIT
12 46 (0.26%) IFRS 9
13 44 (0.25%) JSP 440
14 32 (0.18%) SEPA
15 27 (0.15%) RMADS
16 26 (0.15%) Solvency II
17 25 (0.14%) HIPAA
18 24 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 22 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 764 (4.35%) Docker
2 715 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 311 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (0.71%) XenApp
5 117 (0.67%) XenDesktop
6 100 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
7 95 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 88 (0.50%) vSphere
9 59 (0.34%) Hyper-V
10 45 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
11 43 (0.24%) HDFS
11 43 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 42 (0.24%) NFS
13 37 (0.21%) Apache Flume
14 35 (0.20%) OpenAM
15 28 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 18 (0.10%) Firmware
17 17 (0.097%) OpenDJ
18 15 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
18 15 (0.085%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 535 (3.04%) Kubernetes
2 481 (2.74%) Ansible
3 479 (2.72%) Terraform
4 343 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 322 (1.83%) Puppet
6 256 (1.46%) SCCM
7 82 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 72 (0.41%) Packer
9 60 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 60 (0.34%) Oozie
10 54 (0.31%) HP ALM
11 43 (0.24%) vCenter Server
12 40 (0.23%) Nagios
13 36 (0.20%) Control-M
13 36 (0.20%) Mesos
14 32 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
14 32 (0.18%) Kibana
15 30 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 30 (0.17%) vRealize
16 29 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2,093 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 1,683 (9.57%) Oracle
3 1,287 (7.32%) SAP
4 538 (3.06%) VMware
5 383 (2.18%) Citrix
6 380 (2.16%) Cisco
7 326 (1.85%) Google
8 301 (1.71%) IBM
9 258 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 258 (1.47%) Tableau
10 244 (1.39%) Splunk
11 199 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 191 (1.09%) HP
13 157 (0.89%) ServiceNow
14 146 (0.83%) Adobe
15 130 (0.74%) CheckPoint
16 129 (0.73%) Bloomberg
17 112 (0.64%) Sybase
18 111 (0.63%) Reuters
19 98 (0.56%) Apple